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By Brandon Mosely for The Alabama Political Reporter | Image from The Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama is one of just 15 states where girls have no laws protecting them against female genital mutilation.

The EndFGMToday initiative wants all states to pass laws outlawing the procedure in 2020. They also are trying to get federal legislation passed.

“A major positive development in FGM legislation was the introduction of two federal companion bills that would criminalize FGM nationwide,” said EndFGMToday leader, internationally renowned attorney and child welfare advocate Elizabeth Yore. “Earlier this summer, EndFGMToday applauded Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry, who introduced HR3583 and S2017, which would outlaw this heinous form of child abuse on a national level.”

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